Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780729542319, 9780729585415

Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing

4th Edition

Authors: Katie Evans Debra Nizette
eBook ISBN: 9780729585415
eBook ISBN: 9780729585439
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 26th September 2016
Page Count: 664

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Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing has established itself as Australia and New Zealand’s foremost mental health nursing text and is an essential resource for all undergraduate nursing students.

This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current research and changing attitudes about mental health, mental health services and mental health nursing in Australia and New Zealand.

Key Features

Set within a recovery and consumer-focused framework, this text provides vital information for approaching the most familiar disorders mental health nurses and students will see in clinical practice, along with helpful suggestions about what the mental health nurse can say and do to interact effectively with consumers and their families.

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Resources for Students

  • Student practice questions
  • Case studies
  • Powerful consumer story videos

Resources for Instructors

  • Student practice questions
  • Case studies
  • Powerful consumer story videos
  • Test bank

Table of Contents

PART 1 - Preparing for psychiatric and mental health nursing
Chapter 1 - The effective nurse
Chapter 2 - Recovery as the context for practice
Chapter 3 - Historical foundations
Chapter 4 - Professional, legal and ethical issues
Chapter 5 - Settings for mental health

PART 2 - Influences on mental health
Chapter 6 -
Mental health theory and influence across the lifespan
Chapter 7 - Trauma, crisis, loss and grief
Chapter 8 - Physical health NEW!

PART 3 - The people with whom mental health nurses work
Chapter 9 - Mental health and wellness in Australia and New Zealand
Chapter 10 - Working with families in mental health
Chapter 11 - Indigenous mental health in Australia and New Zealand
Chapter 12 - Disorders of childhood and adolescence
Chapter 13 - Mental disorders of older age
Chapter 14 - Intellectual disabilities
Chapter 15 - Forensic mental health nursing

PART 4 - Mental disorders that people experience
Chapter 16 - Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders
Chapter 17 - Mood disorders
Chapter 18 - Personality disorders
Chapter 19 - Anxiety, trauma and stress-related disorders
Chapter 20 - Eating disorders
Chapter 21 - Substance use and comorbid mental health disorders

PART 5 - What mental health nurses can do to help
Chapter 22 - Mental health promotion, prevention and primary healthcare NEW!
Chapter 23 - Assessment in mental health nursing
Chapter 24 - Challenging behaviour, risk and responses NEW!
Chapter 25 - Therapeutic interventions
Chapter 26 - Psychopharmacology


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About the Authors

Katie Evans

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer and Convenor of the Postgraduate Mental Health Program, School of Nursing, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Debra Nizette

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Office, Queensland Health, QLD, Australia